The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) acknowledged Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Office of Marketing and Communications, which produces Archways magazine, with nine awards at its District VI convention in Kansas City, Mo., in January. NWU took home six gold, one silver and two bronze awards in communications, graphic design and writing.
Two of those awards marked achievements in Archways magazine.
NWU won a gold award for excellence in graphic design for the editorial design of its spring 2011 cover story, “The Social Fabric”.The piece used fabric art by NWU’s graphic artist team of Melanie Falk, Natalie Swanda and design intern Krista Popp (‘11) to highlight efforts to mend poverty issues in America.
The university also earned a CASE bronze award for excellence in writing for Archways magazine’s winter 2010-2011 cover story, “The Triumph of Spectacle”. The article covered the university’s approach to communication and journalism education in a media culture transfixed by hyperbole and spectacle.
CASE District VI includes colleges and universities of all sizes in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Nebraska Wesleyan’s Marketing and Communications Office also earned one silver and two bronze awards for design from the Nebraska chapter of the American Institute for Graphic Artists. AIGA Nebraska’s silver award was also for the design of Archways magazine’s “The Social Fabric”.